WHAT’S A CAPSULE WARDROBE
Let’s get the basics out of the way… a capsule wardrobe is a limited collection of clothing that compliments each other making it really (really) easy to get dressed each day. The pieces selected in a capsule wardrobe are typically classic, higher quality pieces that you’ll be able to wear over and over again.
If you’re still having troubles visualising a capsule wardrobe, some of the most prominent men in the world have adopted this simplistic style of dressing: the late Steve Jobs famously wore a black turtle-neck, jeans and New Balance trainers everyday, while Mark Zuckerberg wears a grey t-shirt and jeans and even Barack Obama alternated between a navy and charcoal suit through his presidency.
BUT WHY A CAPSULE WARDROBE?
For a lot of men (and women!) getting dressed can be a painstaking process that takes up valuable time each morning. A capsule wardrobe takes the guess work out of what matches because each piece already compliments one another.
Sustainability is another benefit when choosing to have a capsule wardrobe. Because you’re typically buying fewer, but higher quality pieces, you contribute less to fast fashion and negative environmentally impacts that comes alongside it.
And of course, you can save money! Having a capsule wardrobe means you don’t need to shop as often because everything is interchangeable and goes together!
HOW TO BUILD A CAPSULE WARDROBE?
The first step is going through what you already own and picking out what you love and wear and what you don’t – then you can start building your perfect capsule wardrobe!
A good t-shirt goes a long way – we recommend three to four good quality t-shirts in a variety of colours. We recommend our Liam t-shirt it’s 100% cotton making it comfortable and easy to care for!
Two to three pairs of good quality jeans is a great starting point for most men. The wash you choose depends on your personal style! We love our Marcus and Jake jeans – they both offer a regular rise, making them a great option for a wide variety of men!
Everyone needs a good pair of chinos. Here at Mavi we offer our Johnny Chinos in three different, classic colours! Essentials for work and play!
Of course every Australian man needs a few pairs of good fitting shorts! Our Simon & Jacob shorts are a great option – they’re a classic regular fit made from cotton twill with just enough stretch to make them ultra-comfortable.
A capsule wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without your favourite jackets, jumpers and shoes! We recommend keeping two of each, depending on your lifestyle, of course! Other items to keep in mind are accessories – belts, hats, jewellery anything that you’ll actively wear belongs in your capsule wardrobe!
Not sure where to start? Have a look at our Men’s Collections page to see what Mavi customers are loving!
WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
What are your thoughts on a capsule wardrobe? It is something you’d like to adopt, or do you prefer to have more options! Let us know below!